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Like I said in another thread, I am posting Christmas Slasher Reviews with summaries for each movie. This probably would've been posted much sooner, but I have mostly been busy offline. Over the last 5 years, I have watched several of the original Christmas Slashers, that date all the way back to 1972. That was a decade or so before most of us were even born! While posting these reviews as I go in this thread, keep in mind that some of my thoughts about each are biased. You are bound to agree or disagree, if you have already watched these Retro Christmas Slashers. However, if you have not already watched either of them, I still encourage you to watch these Slashers for yourself. Anyway, let's cut to the chase. 1) Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972) Theodore Gershuny's Silent Night, Bloody Night was originally released as Night Of The Dark Full Moon and is also known as Death House. Silent Night, Bloody Night was created in 1972, but was shelved for 2 years. It wasn't until 1974, that the Slasher was released in the movie theaters. The Slasher is set during Christmas Eve 1950. Wilfred Butler returns to his mansion only to learn, that it was turned into a mental institution for the criminally insane. On that same day, he is shown running outside his mansion, while on fire and collapses to his supposed death in the snow. The towns people believe, that Wilfred's death was accidental and his mansion is shut down. Nearly 22 years later, John Carter (lawyer) and Ingrid (his assistant) arrive in a small Massachusetts town. He meets with the town's nobles, Mayor Adams, Sheriff Bill Mason, Tess Howard, and Charlie Towman. After John Carter calls his wife, it has been revealed, that he's cheating on her with Ingrid! The movie's trailer, night setting, the voyeurism, music, phone calls, and Wilfred Butler's low, muffled voice were creepy. Otherwise, Silent Night, Bloody Night was very slow and boring. If memory serves me right, I started dosing off at my keyboard just watching it December 2013.